The Bachelor contestant, who remains to be within the working to win over Matt’s coronary heart, raised eyebrows after images from her school days resurfaced on Reddit. In the pictures, which E! News hasn’t verified, Rachael was seen attending a fraternity formal in 2018, which the Reddit consumer described as an “Antebellum plantation themed ball.”
She would later apologize in an announcement posted on social media. “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them,” Rachael wrote on Feb. 11. “My age or when it happened does not excuse anything. They are not acceptable or okay in any sense. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”
Ultimately, members of Bachelor Nation have spoken out and sparked a dialog about race and variety within the franchise. In reality, Bachelor contestants from Matt’s personal season got here collectively to launch an announcement.